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VIA Technologies[edit]


  • 1987: VIA Technologies was founded
  • 2004: First Wi-Fi chip (VT6651 802.11b)
  • 2006: Exited the Wi-Fi chipset business

Wi-Fi chips[edit]

MAC/BB RFIC Interface PHY modes First seen
Notes Adapters ESystems PPage /
VT6651 various PCI b seen with Airoha
1 devices 0 devices PPage
VT6655 various PCI bg 2005-02-04 seen with Airoha AL2230,
RF2959 or VT3226 RFIC's
2 devices 0 devices PPage
VT6656 various USB 2.0 bg 2005-08-10 seen with Airoha AL2230,
VT6635 or VT6636 RFIC's
6 devices 0 devices PPage
  • VIA VT6656 - 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller with
integrated Baseband Processor - USB 2.0 Bus Interface
BB VT3184 (seen with VT3226 RFIC) NIC lkml

Design target to interface with:

  • Airoha AL2230 - RFIC (802.11b/g)
  • VIA VT6635 - RFIC (802.11b/g)
  • VIA VT6636 - RFIC (802.11a/b/g)